3 Nov 2012

United captain Vidic could be out until Christmas

11:17 am on 3 November 2012

TheManchester United football club captain Nemanja Vidic is likely to be out of action until Christmas, according to manager Alex Ferguson.

The 30-year-old defender missed half of last season with a cruciate ligament injury, but after playing in United's first four Premier League matches of the current campaign, Vidic suffered a new injury to the same knee that required surgery in September.

The Serbia international was initially expected to be out until late November, but that has been extended another month.